w with devfs

Ian Molton imolton at clara.net
Tue Oct 9 17:11:10 PDT 2001


On stardate Tue, 9 Oct 2001 20:37:36 -0300 (ART)
Guillermo began the full scale invasion of earth with the following words:

> My change was in /etc/inittab, from:
> 
> c2:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/2 38400 linux
> 
> to:
> 
> c2:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty vc/2 38400 linux
> 
> I deduce that the field size in memory for the TTY field is the same as
> on
> screen, and in the first case the tty of a user couldn't be guessed by w
> and now it can. It wasn't devfs's fault, but w's.
> 
> Well... I'm done for myself. Thanks to all.
> 
> Should I now report this as a bug?


1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/vc/1 9600

Hate to burst your bubble, but the above is in my inittab and it works for
me.

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